Can never manage 3 times a week in the gym anymore? - Lack of protein/ cals
This has been bugging me recently, I used to be focused on 3x heavy weights in the gym along with a crap load of food and protein shakes. Now I am in a more relaxed lifestyle. I lift heavy things on the monday, and try to aim for some bodyweight/sprint/sledgehammer workouts on weds/friday.
Thing is though, I am really gassed 24/7. I may manage my heavy workout on the monday, but I feel like i'm still needing rest right up until the end of the week. Since going primal I have cut out whey protein after my workouts, could this be a factor to poor recovery?
I eat 3 meals a day with very little snacking. I have 3 eggs&bacon every morning. A salad with walnut oil and meat for lunch, and a heavy protein & veg dinner most nights. I work from home in a sedentary manner.
Reccon I should re-incorporate shakes after a workout, or have a bigger breakfast? It's annoying, i'm only 21 and feel older (Recovery wise!).
Probably more total calories and maybe more carbs. Also, how much do you sleep?
I always go to sleep around 10:45pm - 11:30pm and rise at 6-8am
What's your height and weight?
Reckon you should throw caution to the wind and try destroying a bowl of primal starches to get you prepared for your workout! You will be amazed by the beast it unleashes- just don't fall back into the microwaved oatmeal nonsense of the old gym days.
I remember when I did GOMAD (Gallon of full fat milk a day...give or take) I was smashing them weights around like no mans business, and then some. What do you recommend? Maybe this is what I need, Afterall I do weights, intense sledgehammer workouts, and sprinting, all of which must need some energy to burn up!
Originally Posted by Mike333
I know you gave a rough diet up top, but can you try plugging in some info to a calorie calculator to get some calorie numbers and maybe a macronutrient breakdown?
+1 on the starches, maybe start with sweet potatoes?
+1 on wanting to know height and weight, as well.
I eat a sweet potato before and after workouts. Consider carb cycling -- eating higher carbs sometimes, and lower carbs on non-workout days.
I'll second the more carbs thing. I play hockey and find that if I low-carb, I'm gassed after 10 mins.
Starches are a good option if you have time. I sometimes will make myself a banana-berry shake an hour or two before I play and I feel like I have much more energy for the game.
Originally Posted by cavemanj